Art Deco Waterfall Dresser

By Kim Kasabian, Owner at Bellewood Design in Lake Oswego, OR.

The veneers on this 70-year old dresser were in fairly good shape, but the lower half, when stripped, was lackluster. (Swipe for *before* picture.) Though I appreciate burled veneers, I wanted to give this large dresser a slightly modern update. I used two GF Gel Stains -- Pine and Walnut for the upper drawers, which amplified the differences in the two woods. The zebrawood was also stained with GF Pine, bringing some unity to the variety of woods used. Those handles were what sold me on the piece and I wanted them to pop. Using GF Lamp Black Milk Paint helped to tie the zebrawood to the bottom half of the dresser and provided a dramatic background for those tortoiseshell handles. The stained drawers were sealed with GF Gel Top Coat, an oil-based finish. The areas painted with GF Milk Paint were sealed with GF High Performance Top Coat in Satin. 

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesCombination

Products Used

  • GF Lamp Black Milk Paint
  • GF Gel Stain in Pine
  • GF Gel Stain in Walnut
  • GF Gel Top Coat
  • GF High Performance Top Coat in Satin

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